Police cars damaged following robbery at liquor store

TWO Riverview men will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today charged with a string of offences after two police cars were hit following a robbery at a Bracken Ridge liquor store.

Police said alcohol was stolen from the northside bottle shop on Telegraph Rd on Saturday about 12.15am.

Those charged allegedly fled the scene in two cars. Police tried to use a tyre deflation device to stop one of the cars on the Western Freeway at Toowong shortly before 1am.

It will be alleged that in an attempt to avoid police, the car's driver reversed into a police vehicle, causing major damage, before fleeing. The officers in the car were not injured.

A short time later the same car crashed into a police vehicle at low speed on Gold Creek Rd at Brookfield.

Two police officers, a sergeant, 45, and a senior constable, 44, were transported to St Andrew's Hospital but later released.

Two of the four people in the car were detained at the scene and transported to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

One man, a 25-year-old from Acacia Ridge remains in hospital.

A Riverview man, 24, was treated for abdomen and facial lacerations but later released.

He has been charged with one count of burglary and entering premises and committing an indictable offence.

A man, 19, also from Riverview, has been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count each of burglary, entering premises and committing an indictable offence and failing to stop.

Police are still investigating.



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